Author Archives: Charity Apple

Screaming good time: Hawfields Haunted Forest celebrates 45 years

By Alley Morris Times-News correspondent MEBANE — For 45 years, The Hawfields Civitan Club’s Haunted Forest has provided the community with a “screaming good time.” Gracie Lobaugh, of Mebane, makes an effort to be at the Haunted Forest every year with her friends and family. “My favorite part of the forest is going through all [...]

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Perfect weather for a hayride: Event teaches history of Iseley Farms

By Lydia Pankratz Times-News correspondent    Need a fun way to spend a fall afternoon in October? Hayrides take place at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at Iseley Farms, 2960 Burch Bridge Road, Burlington, throughout the month of October. “We started offering hayrides in the fall about 25 years ago in response [...]

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Things To Do (week of Oct. 23, 2017)

Times-News • Graham Recreation & Parks Department’s annual Downtown Graham Pumpkin Bash: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Courthouse Square in downtown Graham. Attractions, vendors, games & candy. Free. 336-792-1189. • WPCM’s October Horror Movie Madness — “Young Frankenstein”: 11:30 p.m. Friday, Graham Cinema, 119 N Main St, Graham. $2 admission; proceeds go to Shriner’s [...]

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‘The Little Mermaid’ is a captivating performance

 Reviewed by Rachel Teseneer  Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — Take a magical journey under the sea to the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) this week and experience “Disney’s The Little Mermaid.” Eliciting a crowd of all ages and excited faces, the show opened with gorgeous blues, greens and purples decorating the stage. A perfect watery [...]

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‘George: Behind Enemy Lines’ – Find out what happens to hero of Williams’ Homecoming Show

By Jannisha Francis Special to the Times-News    William High School is buzzing with excitement for its annual Homecoming Show. Williams students will perform “George: Behind Enemy Lines” at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Williams High School Auditorium, 1307 S. Church St., Burlington. Lucas Cecil, Williams chorus teacher, will serve as the artistic director. Josiah [...]

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From agriculture to art: N.C. State Fair celebrates 150th anniversary

Commentary by Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent    RALEIGH — The 150th annual North Carolina State Fair began   Wednesday with a crowd eager to partake in fried food favorites, rides and  events celebrating anything from agriculture to art. The State Fair is a  guaranteed crowd-pleaser, sporting interests for young and old alike. But  what the fair [...]

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Things To Do (week of Oct. 16, 2017)

Times-News    Original Hollywood Horror Show: 8 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays and 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. on all other nights, 6333 Bass Mountain Road, Snow Camp. Dates of operation are today through Oct. 31 and Nov. 2-4. $25 for adults and free for children 5 and under.    Walking Cemetery Tour: [...]

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Sebastian’s all heart under the hard shell

By Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — One of Disney’s most enrapturing tales of love, adventure and sacrifice can be seen at the Durham Performing Arts Center this month. From Oct. 17-22, “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” will be dazzling audiences with iconic songs and beloved characters. Perhaps one of the best-known and loved characters [...]

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See ‘American La Ronde’ today through Wednesday

Times-News Elon University of Performing Arts presents “American La Ronde” at 7:30 p.m. today through Wednesday in the Roberts Studio Theatre inside Scott Studios at Arts West, 398 West Haggard Ave., Elon. Tickets are $13 and can be purchased at the door or reserved at

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Things To Do (week of Oct. 9, 2017)

Times-News Colonial Living Week 2017: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, Alamance Battleground State Historic Site, 5803 South N.C. 62, Burlington. $2 suggested donation per child. Historical interpreters demonstrate period cooking, cidermaking and blacksmithing. 12:40 p.m. daily cannon firing. Reservations required for large groups. Call 336-227-4785 for more information or see North [...]

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